Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News

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Wal-Mart Foundation Community Grant Program
The Wal-Mart Local Giving Program is offering grants to organizations who work to improve hunger relief and healthy eating, increase sustainability, boost women's economic empowerment and spur...more



ONEHOPE: A Triple-Win Social Enterprise Philosophy
ONEHOPE, the social enterprise that raised more than $1 million for charity, is a good example of the triple-win philosophy that dabbles not only in cause-centric commerce, but injects the essence of...more

HUD Recognizes Community Foundation for Public-Philanthropic Partnership
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) honors the Fairfield County Community Foundation as one of 10 recipients in the country of the Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic...more

Social Entrepreneurs: How to Foster Social Impact
Katie Smith Milway contributes a Bloomberg post that has been adapted from her remarks at Babson College's 2014 Lewis Institute Social Innovator Awards. Milway discusses how social entrepreneurs...more

Verizon to Roll Out Millions to Social Impact Startups
Verizon returns its Powerful Answers award, a competition for startups that present $1 million in prizes. It has already added a new startup category, which is transportation. With four...more

Commit! Findings on Philanthropic Dollars for Dallas County’s Education Programs
Bill McKenzie, an editorial columnist for Dallas News, looks at the reports released by Commit!, a research community serving as the backbone for Dallas County education. Among the findings,...more

Faith-Based Agency is Raising Funds to House the Homeless
Daily Bread Ministries, a faith-based agency that runs the Greer Soup Kitchen, is raising funds to build a four-unit living facility where the homeless can live temporarily for a year. The...more

How to (or Why) Become a Philanthropist
A research team at the Centre for Charitable Giving made up of researchers from he universities of Newcastle, Exeter and Strathclyde, has conducted a major initiative to understand the experiences of...more






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“Saving Seeds is a Political Act”

“Saving Seeds is a Political Act”
Vandana Shiva, a scientist and environmentalist known for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents...



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